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Today's News

  • Doyle: Time to ‘de-bruce’ Jeffco

    With summer fun and travel almost in the rearview mirror and kids back in school, perhaps you have a little extra free time. Put that time to good use by learning about Jeffco Ballot Issue 1A, which will appear on your Nov. 5 ballot.

    This is a non-partisan issue, having been approved unanimously by the county commissioners. The outcome will directly impact the quality of your life in many ways, including health, public safety, transportation and recreation.

  • DeLozier 50th anniversary

    Roger and Deana DeLozier of Evergreen Meadows celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30. They met in 1969 on the beaches of San Diego and married just four months after their first date at Disneyland. 

    Roger was a naval officer and Deana, a legal secretary. They settled in Evergreen in 1986 with four children: Tamara, Tiffany and Trisha, all graduates of Evergreen High School, and Mike, who graduated from Conifer High School.

  • Crime briefs

    Arraignment scheduled for woman facing multiple charges after shooting

    The woman who allegedly shot her husband during a domestic dispute at Arrowhead Manor waived her right to a preliminary hearing last week.

    Marguerite Herb, 53, returns to court in October for an arraignment, in which she must enter a plea. She faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and menacing with a deadly weapon.

  • Conifer lots sold off in auction

    The auction for 56 lots in Conifer happened quickly, and dozens were sold before the seller ended the auction prematurely.

    Although there are 56 lots in total, Williams and Williams Real Estate Auctions, an Oklahoma-based real estate company, sold the lots in 27 groups. All were at least 1 acre with some closer to 7 acres. The properties, located east of Wamblee Trail in Conifer, are in recorded plats; some are in Whispering Pines 1, but most are in Whispering Pines 2, according to planning supervisor Russ Clark.

  • Elk Creek Fire Protection District approves ballot language

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District is officially asking its voters for a 5.085-mill property tax increase in the November election that could result in an additional $900,000 for the district.

    The board of directors unanimously approved ballot language during a special meeting on Thursday. If approved, the property tax increase would bring Elk Creek’s total mill rate to about 12 mills and would result in an additional $12 a month in property taxes for a home valued at $400,000.

  • EHS volleyball wins long battle vs. Ralston Valley

    Losing eight seniors would stunt any elite team, but Evergreen volleyball seems to be making the transition nicely.

    On Friday at home, the Cougars hosted 5A Ralston Valley and — though they faltered a bit in the middle of the match — were able to secure a 3-2 win over the Mustangs. 

    Evergreen still has some growing pains to go through, but it’s off to a great start in the 2019 season.

  • Burke makes Major League debut

    As Brock Burke descended into the dugout after his Major League Baseball debut on Aug. 20, the 15,000-plus fans under the lights of Globe Life Park sent him off with a boisterous cheer. He couldn’t help but smile.

    The 23-year-old pitcher and Evergreen High School graduate had just completed his first six innings in the big leagues without giving up a run to the Los Angeles Angels as the Rangers eventually won 3-2. Burke, who did not figure in the decision, was the first lefty in Texas Rangers history to achieve the feat and the fourth pitcher to do so.

  • Evergreen softball relying on seniority

    The season may still be young, but the Evergreen softball team is already going gangbusters.

    In their first game of the 2019 season at Eagle Valley in Gypsum last week, the Cougars won with a stunning 15-2 final score. While strong hitting has always been a feature of the team, Evergreen has a lot more going for it this year.

  • Conifer, Chatfield and D’Evelyn XC teams start off 2019 well

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    The first race of the 2019 season couldn’t have gone much better for Conifer’s cross country team, especially on the boys side.

    At the D’Evelyn Dash at D’Evelyn High School on Saturday morning, the Lobos stunned much of the competition as the boys team cruised to a third-place team finish in Division I, which included teams from 3A, 4A and 5A. They had 48 points between the top four competitors. 

  • Mountain Backpacks looking for volunteers

    With the school year starting, Mountain Backpacks has geared up for a new year, too.

    The organization provides food for needy kids to get them through the weekend when school meals aren’t available. Each Wednesday, volunteers gather to fill more than 150 backpacks with soups, peanut butter, milk, snacks, fruit, vegetables and more.